Here it comes – your wedding day. There’s talk of frosting, trailing gowns, burlap runners, a vintage photobooth, paper or plastic straws? And of course, your wedding flowers. If you’re like most brides, you’ve been dreaming of those gorgeous blush peonies or brilliant bachelor’s buttons for your bouquet since the day he asked. And although it’s easy to imagine yourself dressed in white with a handful of bursting blooms, you may be having a harder time picturing what will be pinned to your groom’s suit. You might be wondering, what could that boutonniere be?
As a floral designer, I’m exposed to a lot of boutonnieres. The standard boutonniere is a single bloom with a filler flower and foliage accompanying. It often matches the style and color of the bride’s bouquet and is quite simple. While this makes a completely acceptable and traditional boutonniere, it’s not the only option. Tiny as it may be, a boutonniere is the perfect mini canvas for showcasing your groom’s unique taste and personality, so don’t be afraid to use it!
Tee & Hops | Bohemian Bouquets
Have a Groom who loves to brew? Switch out that rose for hops! This boutonniere made with hops is stylish and classy, and gives your guests some subtle insight into your Groom’s hobbies. The golf tee hidden in the back is an especially distinctive detail that makes this all green boutonniere anything but boring!
Succulents | Wedding Bells
Eco-conscious Groom? Succulent boutonnieres are right on trend, not only because they look neat, but they can also be planted after the wedding. Just buy a little rooting hormone from your local hardware store, dip the root end of your succulent in it, and plant in a container with soil and rocks. If all goes right, you’ll soon have a little succulent garden growing on your windowsill as a beautiful living reminder of your wedding! How fresh is that?
Gears | Local Color Flowers
Having a traditional wedding with an unconventional groom? How about a white, green, and silver boutonniere with a twist? This bike cog boutonniere is elegant, classy, and definitely a touch unconventional. The small cog adds personality without being too distracting or overpowering. Unexpected and totally fun!
Paper Flowers | Freshly Found
Not a fan of flowers? Consider a paper boutonniere. You can choose the color, texture, and shape of a paper boutonniere and make it exactly how you want. Plus, it will make a great souvenir from your wedding! Paper boutonnieres made from a piece of print are especially cool and customizable. You can make them from a page of your favorite book, a map of where you first met, or a sheet from a significant song.
Whatever style boutonniere you choose to go with, add a personal touch, and I guarantee that your groom will thank you.Who knows? He might even keep it on after photographs!